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WWWJDIC for Android

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Android frontend for Jim Breen's WWWJDIC

Multilingual Japanese dictionary with kanji lookup. Uses the WWWJDIC online service. (requires Internet connection)

Main features
* stroke order diagrams: optionally animated stroke order diagrams for more than 6600 characters, courtesy of KanjiVG (
* history/favorites: automatically saves your searches. Mark any dictionary/kanji entry as a favorite to review later.
* handwritten kanji recognition: accurate and fast handwritten recognition using the kanji recognizer at
* OCR: to lookup kanji you don't know the reading of, simply take a picture. Uses WeOCR (
* kanji search by radical: browse radicals to select, add optional  stroke count range
* kanji search by reading, meaning, stroke count and code (Unicode/SJIS/SKIP)
* multiple dictionaries: General/Japanese Names/Computing/Life Sciences and more
* multiple languages: English, French, Russian, Swedish, Hungarian, Spanish, Dutch, Slovenian
* romaji(Latin) input
* small app size: no dictionaries/indexes downloaded to phone

Description from the Market

Japanese and kanji online dictionary

Android frontend for Jim Breen's WWWJDIC

Donate version available.

*** New: Version 2.0 now supports tablets and Japanese text-to-speech.

* (new) Italian dictionary support
* (new) ICS support
* full tablet (Honeycomb) support
* Japanese pronunciation (install 'N2 TTS' from Market to enable)
* text to speech for kanji and  dictionary entry translations (English/German/French/Spanish/Italian)
* multi-radical kanji search
* kanji of the day widget
* Japanese sentence translation
* example search with approximately 150,000 examples (Japanese/English pairs)
* example word breakdown/translation
* animated stroke order diagrams for over 6000 kanji
* history and favorites
* history and favorites backup and restore
* favorites export to CSV and Anki
* handwriting recognition (including offline via the Kanji Recognizer app)
* OCR-based handwritten kanji recognition, does not require correct stroke order
* Optical Character Recognition (OCR) -- just take a picture of any kanji you want to look up
* multiple dictionary lookup (General/Japanese Names/Computing/Life Sciences and more)
* multiple languages supported (German/French/Russian/Swedish/Hungarian/Spanish/Dutch/Slovenian/Italian)
* romaji input
* kanji compound search
* kanji lookup by reading, meaning, radical or stroke count
* radical table showing radical variations
* automatic mirror selection for best performance

About permissions:
* Camera permission is needed for OCR
* Coarse location is needed to select the closest WWWJDIC mirror
* For more details, see the FAQ:

Email me for bug reports and feature requests:

Follow me on Twitter for latest updates: @kapitanpetko

Release announcements and detailed explanation of new features on my blog:

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WWWJDIC for Android was developed for Android by Nikolay Elenkov

Package name : org.nick.wwwjdic

System permissions : 5 Click here to show/hide list
  • android.permission.INTERNET
  • android.permission.CAMERA
  • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
  • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

I am the developer of this Application !

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by A Google User the 8/18/2013

Excellent Very helpful for Lerner's.

by A Google User the 8/18/2013

Excellent recognizer apps Recognize kanji image and poor kanji handwriting. 5 star!

by A Google User the 8/17/2013

good app Good app. Only issue is it never saves my settings. Everytime I use it I see the same pop up messages and my keyboard pops up despite previously changing the setting. The pop up messages are *o.k.*, but I HATE the pop up keyboard. Still, even though that's a bit annoying, this is the best dictionary in terms of content and search.options (which is what counts). Still some bugs, but excellent work.

by A Google User the 7/27/2013

Thank You!

by A Google User the 7/7/2013


by A Google User the 7/5/2013

Very good Good now. Had a problem with phone randomly rebooting when pasting text into this app, fixed in Android update.

by A Google User the 6/28/2013

Great app! The UI is a bit overwhelming, but the app is great nonetheless. I've been using it for a couple of years now, without a single glitch. Well done!

by A Google User the 6/26/2013

The best Japanese app ever! I absolutely love this dictionary. The only thing that could make It better would be if I could favorite example sentences so I can find them again later. Keep up the good work!

by A Google User the 6/14/2013

Good I love this :)

by A Google User the 6/12/2013

Bring the old widget back! The previous widget was better... I liked how the kanji was big enough for me to be able to trace the strokes visually. The landacape version just doesn't fly...

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